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Shannon Cason's Homemade Stories

English, Literature, 1 seasons, 129 episodes, 1 day 16 hours 1 minute
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Short stories and commentary by writer/storyteller, Shannon Cason.
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I Finally Want to Get a Tattoo...Maybe

I don't have any tattoos. There's no good reason. I like tattoos. I enjoy the art of them. I just never took the leap.Stay connected:* YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@shannoncason1/* Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannoncason/* Twitter - https://twitter.com/shannoncason* Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonCasonTalks* TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shannoncasonSupport the stories:* Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/shannoncason* CashApp -<a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;redir_token=QUFFLUhqbjlIYVBobzQyVXFCcFVBcDhEckI0M0lDSV9qUXxBQ3Jtc0tsWjhFWmtIdDl2WEc5QTdiMUZIRWpUMnlQNXE4QW85V3JKY3dsbzRKeXpTRXByMTcyUzA1cENTWlYyRE1KZG0zb093ekVIcmVzTFZhMjdXVnZLdHh0bU02Ym5CdmpCbVMyem5EUmNxbmwyQndyakQyRQ&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fcash.app%2F%24ShannonCason&amp;v=Qnifnszg49U" rel="noopener no
20/02/202415 minutes 29 seconds
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Don't Bring Guns to Thanksgiving Dinner

Coming home from Chicago to Detroit for Thanksgiving to visit family turns into an argument about taking out the trash, and then everything goes terribly wrong.Stay connected:* YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@shannoncason1/* Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannoncason/* Twitter - https://twitter.com/shannoncason* Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonCasonTalks* TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shannoncasonSupport the stories:* Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/shannoncason* CashApp -<a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;redir_token=QUFFLUhqbjlIYVBobzQyVXFCcFVBcDhEckI0M0lDSV9qUXxBQ3Jtc0tsWjhFWmtIdDl2WEc5QTdiMUZIRWpUMnlQNXE4QW85V3JKY3dsbzRKeXpTRXByMTcyUzA1cENTWlYyRE1KZG0zb093ekVIcmVzTFZhMjdXVnZLdHh0bU02Ym5CdmpCbVMyem5EUmNxbmwyQndyakQyRQ&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fcash.app%2F%24Shanno
24/01/202426 minutes 11 seconds
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My Daily Routine - Expectation Vs Reality

The foundation for self-improvement is the daily routine. When I watch some YouTube experts, they seem to be perfect. Well, this is my take on my regular daily routine and what REALLY happens.Stay connected:* YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@shannoncason1/* Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannoncason/* Twitter - https://twitter.com/shannoncason* Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonCasonTalks* TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shannoncasonSupport the stories:* Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/shannoncason* CashApp -<a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;redir_token=QUFFLUhqbjlIYVBobzQyVXFCcFVBcDhEckI0M0lDSV9qUXxBQ3Jtc0tsWjhFWmtIdDl2WEc5QTdiMUZIRWpUMnlQNXE4QW85V3JKY3dsbzRKeXpTRXByMTcyUzA1cENTWlYyRE1KZG0zb093ekVIcmVzTFZhMjdXVnZLdHh0bU02Ym5CdmpCbVMyem5EUmNxbmwyQndyakQyRQ&amp;q=ht
11/01/202414 minutes 58 seconds
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Would You Rather? (Daddy Daughter Edition)

Kids have to be comfortable in the lighter everyday conversations to be comfortable in the heavier discussions. This episode is a simple "Would You Rather?" game with my daughter Zoe. I learned a few things I didn't know...Stay connected:* YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@shannoncason1/* Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannoncason/* Twitter - https://twitter.com/shannoncason* Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonCasonTalks* TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shannoncasonSupport the stories:* Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/shannoncason* CashApp -<a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;redir_token=QUFFLUhqbjlIYVBobzQyVXFCcFVBcDhEckI0M0lDSV9qUXxBQ3Jtc0tsWjhFWmtIdDl2WEc5QTdiMUZIRWpUMnlQNXE4QW85V3JKY3dsbzRKeXpTRXByMTcyUzA1cENTWlYyRE1KZG0zb093ekVIcmVzTFZhMjdXVnZLdHh0bU02Ym5CdmpCbVMy
28/12/202315 minutes 50 seconds
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A Mother's Worry Revisited | HMMD #2

I'm a Mama's Boy, but a reluctant Mama's Boy who pulled away a lot when I was young. I PURPOSELY created some space from Mama, but that doesn't mean I have to close her out. This is that story. I love you Ma!Stay connected:* YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@shannoncason1/* Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannoncason/* Twitter - https://twitter.com/shannoncason* Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonCasonTalks* TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shannoncasonSupport the stories:* Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/shannoncason* CashApp -<a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;redir_token=QUFFLUhqbjlIYVBobzQyVXFCcFVBcDhEckI0M0lDSV9qUXxBQ3Jtc0tsWjhFWmtIdDl2WEc5QTdiMUZIRWpUMnlQNXE4QW85V3JKY3dsbzRKeXpTRXByMTcyUzA1cENTWlYyRE1KZG0zb093ekVIcmVzTFZhMjdXVnZLdHh0bU02Ym5CdmpCbVMyem5EUmNxbmwyQnd
21/12/202315 minutes 22 seconds
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My Dad's Cadillac Limousine | HMMD #1

My Dad offered to drive me to my 8th-grade graduation in his Cadillac Limousine. Stay connected:* YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@shannoncason1/* Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannoncason/* Twitter - https://twitter.com/shannoncason* Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonCasonTalks* TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shannoncasonSupport the stories:* Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/shannoncason* CashApp - https://cash.app/$ShannonCason* Merch &amp; more - <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirec
12/12/202315 minutes 14 seconds
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The End of Homemade "Stories"

The end is a new beginning. Get ready for a lot of stories on Shannon Cason's Homemade!Stay connected:* YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@shannoncason1/* Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannoncason/* Twitter - https://twitter.com/shannoncason* Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonCasonTalks* TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shannoncasonSupport the stories:* Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/shannoncason * CashApp - https://cash.app/$ShannonCason * PayPal - <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?
28/11/20233 minutes 26 seconds
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HS #123 90 Day Server

I took on a job serving tables at a family-style Italian restaurant. I thought it would be easy money...WRONG! Listen to the latest Shannon Cason's Homemade Stories podcast!Stay connected:* YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@shannoncason1/* Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannoncason/* Twitter - https://twitter.com/shannoncason* Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonCasonTalks* TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shannoncasonSupport the stories:* Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/shannoncasonFor hosting, speaking, interviews, or consulting - more info at - https://www.shannoncason.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/202323 minutes 49 seconds
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HS #122 My Only Marathon

I ran a marathon. It was a one-time thing to keep a promise to myself. Always respect your promises, especially to yourself. Listen to the latest Shannon Cason's Homemade Stories podcast!Stay connected:* YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@shannoncason1/* Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannoncason/* Twitter - https://twitter.com/shannoncason* Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonCasonTalks* TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shannoncasonSupport the stories:* Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/shannoncasonFor hosting, speaking, interviews, or consulting - more info at - https://www.shannoncason.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/202324 minutes 44 seconds
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HS #121 10 Whoppers

What's the quickest easiest way to get over a divorce? A friend of mine had a suggestion and it involved fast-food cheeseburgers. A lot of them! Listen to the latest Shannon Cason's Homemade Stories podcast!Stay connected:* Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannoncason/ * Twitter - https://twitter.com/shannoncason * Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShannonCason... * TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shannoncason Support the stories:* Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/shannoncasonFor hosting, speaking, interviews, or consulting - more info at - https://www.shannoncason.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/202317 minutes 4 seconds
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HS #120 Late Bloomer

A tenant at my new apartment building reminds me that late blooming is common in nature. Many creative powerhouses started their careers late and blossomed big and bright for all to enjoy for generations to come. It happens. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/202217 minutes 40 seconds
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HS #119 Hot Daddy Summer

It's summertime! I'm newly single! But I'm always a dad first.For Sponsorships / Speaking Requests contact - [email protected] a Friend of Homemade Stories at - https://www.shannoncason.com/Follow me!@shannoncason Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/202223 minutes 19 seconds
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HS #118 72 Hours

I did a 3-day fast. The purpose of my fast was to heal and reset. Here's how it went.For Sponsorships / Speaking Requests contact - [email protected] a Friend of Homemade Stories at - https://www.shannoncason.com/Follow me!@shannoncason Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/202217 minutes 4 seconds
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HS #117 Garden Apartment

Garden apartments go with divorce as much as sportscars - just different ends of the financial spectrum.&nbsp;For Sponsorships / Speaking Requests contact - [email protected] a Friend of Homemade Stories at - https://www.shannoncason.com/Follow me!@shannoncason Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/202224 minutes 48 seconds
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HS #116 Reset

It's not starting over. It's a RESET. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/202217 minutes 51 seconds
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HS #115 Rent-A-Center

I spent the summer of 1995 working for Rent-A-Center in Detroit. These are just some of the experiences I endured.&nbsp; Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/11/202129 minutes 34 seconds
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HS #114 Big & Heavy

A simple story about moving to the eastside of Detroit. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/202122 minutes 42 seconds
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HS #113 Revolver

I love finding new hobbies later in life. I finally make the decision to go purchase my first gun. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/202020 minutes 17 seconds
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HS Special Report - What I've Been Up To

It's been too long, so let me catch you up on my whereabouts and whatsups before I start dropping more storytelling episodes. 2020 - what a year so far! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/202010 minutes 4 seconds
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HS #112 MI Bottle Return

The bottle return in Michigan is 10 cents. The highest in the country. This high bottle return created a thriving economy for children who could carry bags of bottles to the store for candy, chips, and pop. Here's my story. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/201917 minutes 2 seconds
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HS #111 The Smoke Detector

Waking early to fix a low-battery smoke detector chirp takes the mind in a bunch of directions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/201915 minutes 9 seconds
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HS #110 Top Five

My favorite music is hip hop. I grew up on it and in it. There's always an ongoing debate of - who's the Top 5 hip hop artists? I don't think that can be answered in consensus. Music is personal. So here's my personal Top 5 hip hop artists. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/201923 minutes 1 second
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HS #109 Four Twenty

I'm slow. I take my time. A late bloomer. I try things when I'm good and damn ready, and I'm glad I finally got around to trying this one thing out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/201916 minutes 27 seconds
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HS #108 Me, My Uncle, & My Tape Recorder

Uncles are unique family members. They are the substitute teachers of the family. When they close the classroom door, you can do whatever you want within reason. They care just the right amount for you to be yourself around them. This episode is me, my Uncle Nate, and my tape recorder. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/201917 minutes 39 seconds
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HS #107 A Mother's Worry

I'm a Mama's Boy, but a reluctant Mama's Boy who pulled away a lot when I was young. There was a need to create space from Mama, but that never meant closing her out. This is that story. I love you Ma! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/201917 minutes 13 seconds
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HS #106 Three Homes

Most of us have a place (or places) we've considered home at one time. I had three homes growing up. I remember each of them well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/201916 minutes 32 seconds
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HS #105 A Kinda Beauty

Raymond Christian tells a short visual story of the horrible beauty of war. A true soldier's story with drum solo accompaniment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/03/201913 minutes 22 seconds
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HS #104 1985 AJ1 Original OG

It's 1985 and every person who loves basketball wants one pair of shoes - the original Air Jordans. A story about my journey to the prize. Thanks to Grandma Mary. This is a rebroadcast with new intro/outro. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/201920 minutes 23 seconds
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HS #103 Hair Capital of the World

My dad did business in Detroit's hair salons, and I followed behind carrying his briefcase. WDET asked me to highlight Detroit's black hair community in a piece for WDET's Framed By series. Give a listen. More at framedbywdet.org Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/201913 minutes 58 seconds
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HS #102 Help for Men

Straight talk for men of a certain age. Men over 40 need some love too. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/201925 minutes 31 seconds
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HS #101 Bad Coffee

An aftermath story to my popular Insidious story. Overcoming addiction is a consistent process of ups and downs and taking one day at a time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/201918 minutes 59 seconds
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HS #100 Letter to a Friend

I consider listeners and supporters of Homemade Stories friends. Here's a letter to you for my 100th episodes and first episode of 2019. It gets more and more real as it reads. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/201921 minutes 49 seconds
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HS #99 Hi, My Name Is Shannon

The 1994 Freaknik spring break in Atlanta is the scene. College spring break is a perfect time to come out of your insecurities and let loose. My breaking loose was more practiced and rehearsed, but it did the job well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/201823 minutes 13 seconds
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HS #98 A Perfect Day

A change in routine turns out to be a perfect Daddy Daughter Day in Downtown Detroit. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/201816 minutes 8 seconds
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The Trouble with Shannon Cason Preview

Type "The Trouble" to subscribe... Trouble — we've all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/20183 minutes 51 seconds
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HS #97 Resolutions

An honest take on setting our resolutions and goals for this new year. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/201823 minutes 34 seconds
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HS #96 Downstairs Neighbors

A live story about my most memorable neighbors to date. This live story was also featured in the Moth Book, All These Wonders. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/201720 minutes 10 seconds
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HS #95 Detroit 1967

This is an extended conversation I had with my dad, Billy Cason, about the 1967 Riots in Detroit. He was there 50 years ago. I wish I could say those days are distant memories. Can't. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/201723 minutes 1 second
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HS #94 Thorn in my Flesh

My simple mind at work in the morning. Getting familiar with myself and considering how to start my day. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/201711 minutes 33 seconds
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HS #93 Karaoke

An offer to perform in a 2Pac Tribute Karaoke show becomes a good life lesson. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/201725 minutes 55 seconds
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HS #92 Is Anything Perfect?

I do a lot of podcast appearances. This episode is an appearance from The Perfect Podcast with Sean David Johnson. We talk about perfection and a perfect song for motivation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/201746 minutes 41 seconds
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HS #91 Back To School

I run into an old high school buddy who invites me to our old high school to speak to the young men of Ecorse Michigan. This is my first time back to Ecorse High School in many years. I was initially attracted to speaking in front of people at this school. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/02/201725 minutes 39 seconds
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HS #90 Origin Story

Why do we do what we do? We have to go back to the beginning to figure that out. I reflect about the start of Homemade Stories at end of 2016. Happy New Year! Make sure to live an even better story in 2017! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/12/201618 minutes 55 seconds
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HS #89 The Struggle is Real

My first one-hour radio special with WBEZ Chicago is a collection of remixed and remastered personal stories. It aired on public radio stations throughout the nation early 2016. I called it: The Struggle is Real. It's about that time to start working on a new one-hour special...but listen to this one now available on the podcast. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/201657 minutes 47 seconds
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HS #88 Do Something Different

Trying to find a format that fits my current on-the-go lifestyle is a challenge, but I think I found the ANSWER. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/201615 minutes 36 seconds
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HS #87 Three-Card Monte

The dark side of curiosity​ is curious people are the best marks. This is a special episode originally from WBEZ's Curious City. Stay curious. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/201620 minutes 5 seconds
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HS #86 Cheating

Why use a prettier name for it? Call it what it is. Most of us who have been in relationships have to face this demon at some stage in life. Is it a growing pain or fatal? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/201625 minutes 46 seconds
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HS #85 Shannon Cason Sucks

An exploration of fessing up for obligations I feel pressure to fulfill. Inspired by a beer I enjoy drinking. I know I don't really suck, but I do at the same time...esp depending on who you're asking. So I'll just admit it. I suck. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/201615 minutes 30 seconds
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HS #84 A Beautiful Name

From the Homemade Stories Live show in Detroit on Mother's Day, Dame Wilburn shares some memories about her lively mom. And I talk about my mom's beautiful name. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/201621 minutes 31 seconds
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HS #83 For the Students

I did a storytelling workshop at Indiana University with The Moth, and some of the stories stuck to my bones, especially this one story. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/201628 minutes 58 seconds
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HS #82 A Single Man

I was given a lot of advice when I was single-ish, so I'm passing on some of the advice I got - good and bad. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/201628 minutes 34 seconds
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HS #81 Homecoming

I went back to my old university, MSU, and shared a TEDx Talk on the largest stage on campus. It had been a decade since I'd last visited. It was a nice way to return. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/201623 minutes 11 seconds
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HS #80 The Open Mic

A suggestion from an audience member sends me in a totally different direction into the world of comedy. Featuring comedian Tim Barnes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/201624 minutes 25 seconds
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HS #79 Life of Music

If my life had a soundtrack, this would be the soundtrack. Music carries memories. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/02/201621 minutes
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HS #78 My Chicago Blues

I've lived or worked on most sides of the city of Chicago -- Downtown, Southside, Westside, Northside. And on every side of town you can hear the blues. This is the first story I told at a Moth StorySLAM. The theme was "Neighborhoods." Also, it's one of my first Homemade Stories episodes, re-recorded and remixed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/201517 minutes
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HS #77 The Man

My dad is Billy Cason, a true Detroit original. I took a microphone to my dad's room in the back of the house and let him talk into it about his life in the Army and his life in Detroit. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/201526 minutes 54 seconds
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HS #76 Every Word Understood

Guest storyteller Lily Be tells a story of racial ambiguity and disrespect on a Chicago bus. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/201516 minutes 41 seconds
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HS #75 A Simple Honest Story

The challenges and reflections of going back home... and starting over. A personal and raw story highlighting a move home to Detroit from Chicago. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/201530 minutes 59 seconds
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HS #74 The Little Box

It feels like I have a disease that will never ever go away and I have to check a box to notify every potential employer about it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/08/201521 minutes 43 seconds
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HS #73 Razor Bumps

After puberty acne, a second puberty was lurking around the corner when hair growth caused razor bumps. On my journey to clearer skin I tried everything until I settled on a solution that was right under my nose. This episode includes important information to avoid razor bumps ... and to not look like a monster from creature features. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/201521 minutes 15 seconds
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HS #71 Wear More Suits

A lost episode is found. Audio from the live show, The Paper Machete, at Chicago's legendary Green Mill. An essay about men's responsibility to upgrade their style for the fashion landscape of Chicago. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/201516 minutes
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HS #70 Michael Jordan AJ1

A story set in the 80's about the Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan... a player that a lot of kids worldwide loved... and his kicks. The best player ever... and the best shoe ever... but the best grandma ever tops it all for a Detroiter like me. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/201519 minutes 6 seconds
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HS #69 Evangelism

Remembering my time and effort in my church's evangelism ministry. Not everyone is cut out to be a salesman on Team Jesus. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/201515 minutes 17 seconds
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HS #68 Live & Learn

An old journal entry details the first time I was fired from my summer job. It's an experience that taught me a life lesson in temperance. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/201516 minutes 16 seconds
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HS #67 Nostalgia

An essay from my younger self in 10th Grade History Class is a challenge to be a bigger mentor and role model. It's important to listen to your younger self. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/201515 minutes 42 seconds
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HS #66 Dignitary from Detroit

I was invited to tell stories in Lewiston, Maine, an old mill town right outside of Portland for a storytelling show named The Corner. I'm treated well, I learn a lot, but I can't decide what story to tell... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/201530 minutes 43 seconds
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HS #65 My Father's Camera (remix from the archives)

One of the first stories I ever wrote. And the first story I ever told on stage. My Father's Camera is a fictional story about a man seeking to express himself through something his father handed down. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/201514 minutes 38 seconds
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HS #64 Much Heart

A story of a single mother who has to make a serious decision. Life is never perfect, but love can be. A peek into the life of a Homemade Stories listener. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/03/201518 minutes 56 seconds
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HS #63 My Dream Job

I've held a number of jobs that weren't exactly the jobs of my dreams. One job was at Macy's State Street in the Women's Shoe department in Chicago. I figured out it's not so important to find the job of your dreams. It's more important that the jobs you take are on the journey to the life of your dreams. And as long as you work around good people, pretty much anything is bearable. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/03/201520 minutes 6 seconds
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HS #62 Read More

Reading is an acquired taste. If you want to acquire the taste for books and words, you have to endure hours, days and weeks of boredom. The fact is: Reading is boring! But being bored is okay. It’s alright to be bored. Thanks to my cousin, Mary, for that bit of advice! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/201516 minutes 14 seconds
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HS #61 Words & Connections

Over five years of podcasting, I've made a lot of connections with listeners. Their lives and stories affect me deeply. Honestly, I don’t think their words are only for me. On this episode, I share some of those words. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/201520 minutes 28 seconds
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HS #60 Older Women

Nothing wrong with loving an older woman. I've done it most of my life. In this episode, chasing an older women is costly, but the experience was well worth it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/201525 minutes 20 seconds
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HS #59 Portland, OR

All of our families are similar -- and interesting -- in a lot of ways. Here are some scenes from a visit to Portland, Oregon, and some time spent with a smart, interesting family. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/01/201515 minutes 34 seconds
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HS #58 Police

Police interactions don't have to all be negative. Unfortunately, for me, they usually have been... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/201417 minutes 12 seconds
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HS #57 It's Cold

In the Midwest during this time in the year there's snow, frost, and sometimes icy tragedy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/201418 minutes 5 seconds
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HS #56 Bicycles

Bicycles are fun. Bicycles are also a great form of transportation. Here's two bike disaster stories told when hosting New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat. Bike smart - Wear a helmet. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/201427 minutes 28 seconds
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HS #55 Swim

Inspiration is underrated. Here's some motivation for you. It's a re-release, but we all needed to be re-motivated. Swim. Never sink.http://threedailydelights.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/day-706/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/201413 minutes 16 seconds
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HS #54 I Love TV

A fictional story about most people's favorite pastime. Everyone who is normal, loves television. For Henry though, TV is more than just a love, it's his life. See how far he goes just to participate in his favorite hobby. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/201411 minutes 9 seconds
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HS #53 The Only Excuse

Shannon's dad is always adamant never to accept any excuses ever...only one excuse is acceptable. This episode includes conversion vans, road trips, Detroit hair styles, and Bruce Lee. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/09/201416 minutes 37 seconds
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HS #52 Home

Eight years plus in Chicago, seeking an immediate change of venue, traveling home to Detroit to recharge, to regroup, to reevaluate. Homemade Stories #52 examines family, work, art, change, and home. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/08/201416 minutes 3 seconds
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HS #51 Bathhouse

It's okay for a man to pamper himself. Going to the bathhouse with a friend for chicken soup is perfectly normal, right? This episode dives right into new experiences...within reason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/201412 minutes 57 seconds
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HS #50 Casino Girl

Money was won and lost in the casinos... mostly lost. And relationships started and ended the same. In this episode, Shannon remembers an old friend with similar goals and challenges. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/201413 minutes 28 seconds
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HS #49 Johnny Walker Smith

Shannon Cason spins an A&E style biography about fictional actor Johnny Walker Smith and his life-long pursuit for an acting career dream. Many interview recount the tale of Smith as they talk about his venture into many different roles. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/201426 minutes 31 seconds
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HS #48 Stop Snitchin'

To tell or not to tell, that is the question... In this episode of Homemade Stories, new neighbors move into the apartment below Shannon and his family. The new neighbors have a big problem that is bringing the neighborhood down. They also have a little girl that can't be ignored. Shannon faces the dilemma...to tell or not to tell the proper authorities. Do you stop snitchin' or start snitchin'? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/201418 minutes 35 seconds
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HS #47 Be You

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/201315 minutes 48 seconds
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HS #46 Daddy's Day

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/201317 minutes 50 seconds
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HS #45 Summer Madness

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/201313 minutes 51 seconds
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HS #44 Jet Magazine

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/201318 minutes 13 seconds
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HS #43 People Watching

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/201313 minutes 15 seconds
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HS #42 Elementary

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/20129 minutes 11 seconds
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HS #41 Grandma's Gun

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/201217 minutes 33 seconds
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HS #40 Making Zoe

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/201223 minutes 14 seconds
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HS #39 One Perfect Thing

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/201216 minutes 30 seconds
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HS #38 Cadillac Limousine

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/201219 minutes 28 seconds
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HS #37 The Thinker

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/201217 minutes 5 seconds
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HS #36 The Lord's Prayer

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/201219 minutes 32 seconds
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HS #35 Super

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/201213 minutes 13 seconds
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HS #34 Probation

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/201216 minutes 52 seconds
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HS #33 Ecorse Michigan

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/201226 minutes 57 seconds
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HS #32 Stories From The Moth

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/07/201219 minutes 18 seconds
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HS #31 What Is Storytelling

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/201219 minutes 19 seconds
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HS #30 The Palms

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/201214 minutes 46 seconds
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HS #28 The Shoe Shine Man

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/201216 minutes 2 seconds
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HS #27 Bronzeville

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/201217 minutes 55 seconds
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HS #26 Swim

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/201214 minutes 44 seconds
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HS #25 My Dad's Room

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/201210 minutes 15 seconds
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HS #24 Whatever Happened To Dance Offs

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/201210 minutes
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HS #22 Daddy

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/201112 minutes 5 seconds
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HS #21 Drano

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/201115 minutes 27 seconds
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HS #20 Dark Christmas Morning

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/201114 minutes 19 seconds
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HS #19 High School

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/201116 minutes 25 seconds
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HS #18 The Dentist

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/201116 minutes 44 seconds
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HS #17 Insidious

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/201116 minutes 36 seconds
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HS #16 Don't Read

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/201115 minutes 59 seconds
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HS #15 Help for Women

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/201120 minutes 22 seconds
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HS #14 My Christmas Blues

Short Stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/201114 minutes 50 seconds
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HS #13 Jesus Stole My GF

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/201116 minutes 24 seconds
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HS #12 I'm the X in the Sebring

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/201013 minutes 49 seconds
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HS #11 Shufflin Man

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/201017 minutes 50 seconds
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HS #10 Nursery Rhymes

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/201018 minutes 32 seconds
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HS #9 The Purple Tape

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/201012 minutes 44 seconds
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HS #8 The Moth Busted

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/07/20109 minutes 9 seconds
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HS #7 Peanuts

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/201028 minutes 25 seconds
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HS #6 He Said, She Said

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/201014 minutes 51 seconds
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HS #5 My Father's Camera

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/04/201010 minutes 4 seconds
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HS #4 The Moth My Chicago Blues

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/201014 minutes 30 seconds
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HS #3 The Beginnings Of Lil Knuc Knuc

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/20107 minutes 40 seconds
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HS #2 I'm A Lucky Guy, Right

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/201012 minutes 19 seconds
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HS #1 First Warm Day

Short stories shared by writer/storyteller Shannon Cason. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/200917 minutes 47 seconds